The University of Reading will open the doors of the new School of Architecture in September this year. As the existing furniture supplier we worked closely with the client and architect in the early stages of the project, providing samples and specifying options. The University issued the mini competition tender via the SUPC framework.
In the newly refurbished historic building, students will work alongside professional Architects on live projects. With many industry professionals working with the University, students will get the chance to work on live projects for real clients as well as benefiting from research-led teaching.
With the refurbishment of the existing home of the School of Construction Management and Engineering (The Lego Building), the Hawkins/Brown ‘Live Learning Laboratory’ will allow students to fully experience the refurbishment and understand the building throughout its development. Once completed, the building will house the School of Architecture, School of Construction Management and Engineering, the Department of Art and the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication.